Chelsea vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 3/14/2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Mason Mount and Chelsea (14-6-9, 4th in EPL) go to Villa Park on Saturday where they'll meet Aston Villa (7-4-16, 19th in EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers are Willy Caballero for Chelsea and Pepe Reina for Aston Villa. The moneyline on this game has Chelsea priced at -137 and Aston Villa are at +343. The total has been set at 3.
Chelsea comes into this match with a record of 14 wins, 6 draws, and 9 losses ranking them 4th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 51 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +12, ranking them 5th in the league. When discussing shots on target, they have a total of 162 which has them ranked at 3rd in the league. As a unit, Chelsea has obtained a total of 291 fouls which has them averaging 10 fouls per contest. They have a total of 48 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 40,563.
Mason Mount is a great player to watch for the Blues. The midfielder from England has appeared in 93 contests in his career and has played 7,513 minutes. Up to now, the 20-year-old has scored 23 goals and has had an assist on 16 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 80.8 mins per game. Mount has been a starter in 82 contests and has racked up 93 fouls over that period. When it comes to shots on target, Mount has produced 71 which has him sitting in 140th when compared to all players still active and 67th among midfielders. Willian is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Chelsea. The 30-year-old from Brazil has tallied 54 goals in his career which is 49th out of active players in professional soccer. He has totaled 25,158 mins in his career which is 23rd among active midfielders and is averaging 66.7 mins per game which is 210th in professional soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has totaled 233 shots on target which is 13th among active midfielders.
In net for the Blues is Willy Caballero from Argentina. He has been on the field a total of 31,810 minutes in net in his career. Caballero has allowed 1.15 goals per 90 mins in his career which ranks him 10th among active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he's allowed 407 goals. His career save percentage is .722 which ranks him 9th among active professional goalies.
Aston Villa is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they have 7 wins, 4 draws, and 16 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are currently sitting 18th in the EPL with -18. They currently have a total of 33 goals for this season. Aston Villa has a save percentage as a team of .655 which currently has them ranked 17th in the EPL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are averaging a crowd of 41,661 which is good for 8th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Villains is Tyrone Mings. The 26 year-old has driven 5 balls past the goalie in his professional soccer career. He is ranked 64th among active defenders in assists with 5 and has produced 21 shots on target. He has totaled 8,080 mins and holds an average of 72.8 minutes per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Jack Grealish. The midfielder from Ireland has netted 27 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 52nd among active midfielders. He also has a total of 127 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina who has played well in his career by allowing only 0.97 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 5th in the EPL. In the 51,702 minutes he has played in his career, he's allowed 558 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .750 which has him sitting 3rd among all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+343)
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